Aug 022018
 

The Growlers- Good Advice

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/2-8/5/18)-

Thursday

Swearin’ and Mike Krol are playing at Highland Park Ebell

Artist Shinique Smith will be discussing his work with executive director of LAXART Hamza Walker at The California African American Museum (free)

British artist Lucy Sparrow’s all felt supermarket Sparrow Mart opened yesterday at The Standard, Downtown LA, with all items inside available for purchase. It will be open until 8/31 and is free with no reservation is required

Titus Andronicus is now part of Griffith Park’s free outdoor Shakespeare performances by the Independent Shakespeare Co.

Owen is playing at The Echo with Laura Stevenson and Goon opening

Trace is playing at the Echoplex with Moontower opening

Friday

There’s a lot to do in Pasadena tonight- Pasadena Museum of California Art is having one of its last free Fridays (it’s closing for good the beginning of October) and you can check out their Summer Book Sale (continuing throughout the weekend). Also tonight, Norton Simon Museum is free, and you can head to Jackalope’s Summer Nights evening artisan market (also taking place on Saturday 3-10pm)

The Molochs are playing at The Hi Hat with Janelane, Post Life and Gold Cage

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a weekend of 3D horror movies- tonight it is Friday the 13th III and Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror

Directors Jim Abrahams and David Zucker and actor Robert Hays will be discussing Airplane! after a screening at the Aero Theatre

As part of a Worble Skate Video premiere, Cobra Man are playing a free show with Wild Wing at the Bootleg Theater

Kedr Livanskiy is performing at The Roxy Theatre with Gel Set, Avalon, and Sage Caswell

Saturday

Artist and musician Phranc will be discussing her work with Tom Knechtel over coffee and donuts at 11am at Craig Krull Gallery

As part of Hammer Museum’s programming for the exhibition Made in L.A. 2018, artist Gelare Khoshgozaran will be discussing Daniel Joseph Martinez’s work for the show at 3pm

The Midnight Hour featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge are performing for KCRW HQ’s free Summer Nights’ Backyard Party

Gabba Gallery is having an opening night reception for Remix: The Art of Music, featuring over 70 artists’ work inspired by music, with a portion of proceeds from the sales going to Adopt the Arts, which helps fund arts programs in elementary schools

Cat Power is playing a free show as part of Marina del Rey’s Summer Concerts

Jeff Lynne’s ELO is playing at The Forum (also Sunday)

Sunday

The Growlers Beach Goth 2018 is taking place at Los Angeles State Historic Park with a great lineup of bands that includes The Drums, The Voidz, Bleached (as The Ramones), Doug E. Fresh, GWAR, La Luz and more, plus Death of a Clown Cabaret- “LA’s queer showcase of demented drag”

Bon Iver will be performing Come Through, a collaboration with TU Dance company, at the Hollywood Bowl

Actor George Segal will be at the Aero Theatre to discuss the film Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf after the screening

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market returns with its free monthly event to The Regent Theater

yOya are having a release party at The Hi Hat with Colyer, Sheriffs of Schroedingham, and Sofia Wolfson opening

 

Jun 212018
 

Juniore- Magnifique

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/21- 6/24/18)-

Thursday

MOCA’s free music night returns to their Geffen Contemporary location with TT featuring Theresa Wayman from Warpaint, WIVES, Current Joys, and Honey Power DJs

Tonight at Hammer Museum, Made in L.A. 2018 co-curator Erin Christovale will be discussing artist EJ Hill’s practice (for his project he “ran laps around every Los Angeles school he attended, a reflection on the hardships that black, brown, and queer bodies endure as well as their resilience”) with Amanda Hunt, MOCA Los Angeles director of education and public programming and Desert X 2019 co-curator, and artist Texas Isaiah, who collaborated on Hill’s project. (free)

designLAb at the Pacific Design Center is having a reception for its Summer 2018 Exhibition

There are still tickets left for the Ted Leo and the Pharmacists show at The Echo, celebrating the 15th anniversary of their album Hearts of Oak, with Summer Cannibals opening

Anemone are opening for Men I Trust at the Echoplex

Friday

WAVVES are playing a free show at FIGat7th with Thumpasaurus opening

French pianist, composer, and musical director for Phoenix and Sebastien Tellier, Chassol, is performing his “ultrascore” project, INDIAMORE, free for Grand Performances. The film will be projected and accompanied by live music.

Filmmaker Catherine Gund’s documentary Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance will be screening at the Billy Wilder Theater as part of the Legacy Project screenings curated this season by Zackary Drucker.  Gund, Athey and Drucker will be in person for this event.

La Luz are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Summer Twins opening

Flora Wiegmann will be performing Reduction Burn, a series of movements with other dancers that reflect on the recent California fires, at Hammer Museum

The ‘B’ Girls, Death Valley Girls, and Kamila and the Karnivores are playing at Zebulon with performances and readings by Lydia Lunch, Carla Bozulich’s “Bloody Claws”

Saturday

Artists Nikita Gale and Candice Lin will be discussing Patrick Staff’s work during a 3pm tour of Made in L.A. 2018 at Hammer Museum

Blue Roof Studios is having a free daytime arts festival with artwork by over 60 artists, music, performances, an art makers bazaar and more

Self Help Graphics & Art is having its Annual Print Fair & Exhibition which includes free workshops and demos

The Getty’s free music night Off the 405 returns with Peaking Lights Family Band which includes drummer Onochie Chukwurah and dancers

FEELS and Hooveriii are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Grand Performances free programming continues with Secret Life of Muslims, an evening of live music, comedy and short films

Sudan Archives, Peanut Butter Wolf, MNDSGN, Jerry Paper, and more are playing Stones Throw Soul at 1720

Sunday

French indie pop quartet Juniore are playing at the Echoplex with Sonoda and Tangients

Get a special guided tour of Clifton’s historic restaurant with a book signing and discussion with the authors of 100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die, 2nd Edition to follow ($10)

Father John Misty is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with Gillian Welch and Big Thief

Spendtime Palace are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Dr Danny and The No. 44 opening

Oct 262017
 

Beach Fossils- Down the Line

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/26-10/29/17)-

Thursday

Coaxials Arts and Cathode Cinema are hosting the Super Spooktacular Halloween Show– with “spooky and weird” films, live performances and more

The Greek Theatre is showing Shaun of the Dead, with all attendees getting a free t-shirt (while they last)

The Blank Tapes are opening for Delicate Steve at the Moroccan Lounge plus King Tuff are playing a DJ set

Busdriver is playing with jazz ensemble The Underground Railroad at Zebulon

Friday

FIGat7th is having an all day (til 8pm) Day of the Dead Celebration, with sugar skull face painting, tequila tasting, and live DJs

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Peaches and Black Cracker

Rozwell Kid and Mylets are opening for The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die at The Echo

Miss Kittin, Keoki and more are playing Sex Cells’ night at Resident

Thievery Corporation are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

Saturday

For the 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, there will be face painting, altars, a market, food, and performances by musicians Aterciopelados, Cuco, Ximena Sariñana, Very Be Careful and La Chamba

Grand Park begins it’s Día de los Muertos celebrations this evening with Noche de Ofrenda, a celebration that includes traditional dance and prayer led by the local indigenous community, as well as Los Angeles-based poets and musicians (altars are up through Nov 5)

Roky Erickson is playing at The Roxy with Death Valley Girls opening

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Kembra Pfahler from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black

Broken Social Scene are playing at The Wiltern with The Belle Game opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Growlers are hosting a music festival at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro with a huge list of great performers including-Beach Fossils, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Dan Auerbach, La Luz, Rostam, Frankie Cosmos, Beth Ditto, Butthole Surfers, and many more

Heritage Square Museum is hosting Halloween & Mourning Tours where you can learn about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era

Sunday

LACMA is hosting Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day: Celebration and Film Screening– with short films, a Q & A with veteran filmmakers, and a reception to follow (free)

It’s the last day of Stan Lee’s Comic Con at the LA Convention Center (runs from Friday)

Slowdive are playing at The Wiltern with Cherry Glazerr opening

Livingmore are playing with Nightgown, Rival Cavves, and Ever So Android at The Echo

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Ssion and Princess Vitarah

 

Jun 222017
 

Toothless- Sisyphus

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/22-6/25/17)-

Thursday

Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash has a new project- Toothless- and they are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Minnow

Tonight at These Days gallery, artist Tanner Goldbeck is having a walk through of his show Never Say Never and a conversation afterwards with friend and artist Gronk Nicandro, followed by a screening of the 1953 film War of the Worlds

For The Jumpsuit Project: Hollywood, taking place in front of L.A.C.E. tonight and tomorrow, artist Sherrill Roland will be sharing his personal story and engaging in conversations with passersby about incarceration while wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Santa Monica Pier’s free concert series starts this week with Khalid and Bibi Bourelly

Tennis System are playing at The Hi Hat with Kid Bloom and Low Speech

Aldous Harding is playing at The Echo with Midnight Sister and Annie Hardy opening

Or you could check out !!! (Chk Chk Chk) with Honus Honus and Sego next door at the Echoplex

Friday

Black Lips are playing at The Regent Theater with Timmy’s Organism opening

YACHT and Zach Cowie are both DJ’ing at Zebulon

The Egyptian Theatre is showing E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial at 7:30pm and The Dark Crystal at 10pm as part of their celebration of 1982

Saturday

Samuel Freeman gallery is hosting an exclusive screening of Bight of the Twin, a documentary that “tells the story of cultural engineer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and the Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Hazel Hill McCarthy IIIs journey to Ouidah in Benin to explore the origins of the Vodoun (Voodoo) religion”. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with Liz Warner, host of Alternate Take at Dub Lab.

Walter Etc., Peach Kelli Pop and DINERS are playing at The Echo

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is performing Suite for Ma Dukes, an homage to J Dilla’s work through orchestral interpretation, and new originals,  for Grand Performances  (free)

The first of the Summer Happenings at The Broad is Warhol Icon, a night of performances inspired by Nico, with Jenny Hval, Kembra Pfahler, Tiny Vipers, Geneva Jacuzzi, Vaginal Davis, and Nao Bustamante ($25 advance/ $30 at the door)

Self Help Graphics & Art are having their annual Print Fair and Exhibition

La Luz are playing at The Getty for their free music series Off the 405

Arroyo Seco Weekend has a big two day lineup that includes Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, and Broken Social Scene on Saturday, Mumford & Sons, Weezer, and The Shins on Sunday ($125 one day/ $225 weekend pass)

Sunday

Brazilian actor and musician Seu Jorge is performing The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie with an orchestra at The Hollywood Bowl

Machine Project presents The Four Fiscal Quarters, an anti-capitalist opera, free in Pan Pacific Park (also Saturday)

AIR are playing at The Greek Theatre with Lo Moon

Artist Peter Shire will be in conversation with MOCA assistant curator Anna Katz at the City of West Hollywood Council Chambers (free)

Ham & Eggs Tavern has a night of free music that includes bands Mind Monogram and Todavia

*Thursday- Sunday*

BET Experience returns to L.A. Live with performers that include Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Migos, Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko as well as other events that happen throughout the weekend

The Angel City Games , one of the largest adaptive sports events on the West Coast, is at UCLA and this time will including 5 Paralympic sports

Dec 082016
 

Morgan Delt- Some Sunsick Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/8-12/11/16)-

Thursday

Morgan Delt is playing with Alex Cameron at The Echo

Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a slide show night of work that complements their current exhibition on identity (free but ticketed RSVP)

Downtown LA’s Art Walk is tonight and you can also check out Odd Nights Pop Up Market at One Santa Fe in the Arts District

The Rattling Wall & Pen Center USA are hosting a reading at The Last Bookstore of post election writing from the new anthology Only Light Can Do That

La Luz are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Feels and The Cairo Gang

Muuy Biien, Green Gerry, and Sons of The Bitch are playing at The Satellite

FLOR are playing with Lostboycrow at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

There are still tickets left for Stevie Wonder’s benefit concert, House Full of Toys, at the Microsoft Theater with special guests Lionel Richie, John Legend and Tori Kelly

You can get in the Christmas spirit at Union Station’s Holiday Sing-a-Long Cocoa Concert with music by The Music Companie and complimentary hot chocolate (free)

Conor Oberst is playing two shows at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian but only tonight’s show isn’t sold out yet

The Handsome Family are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Sego are playing at The Hi Hat with Prism Tats, Strange Joy, and Dear Kora

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with artist talks, book signings, shopping and more

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is having a site specific dance performance called Snowed Under in Culver City with projections, live music and snow

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a conversation and book signing with photographer Janet Sternburg (free with RSVP)

Echo Park Shop Hop has several area businesses offering discounts and deals throughout the day (free cookies at Blue Bottle Coffee!)

Riot Grill Fest is at The Regent Theater with Le Butcherettes, Girlpool, Deap Vally, Chastity Belt and The Menstruators

New Beverly Cinema is showing A Christmas Story at midnight

Hodgy is performing at The Echo with $teven Cannon

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Artist Seth Bogart and curator Bradford Nordeen are leading an informal walkthrough of THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play, an offsite exhibition in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park (free)

LACE in Hollywood is hosting Art and Activism!– an afternoon of making political banners and signs (free)

The Regent Theater and Alamo Drafthouse are celebrating the holidays with a screening of Gremlins and to mark the reissue of the soundtrack which will be available on vinyl

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Grand Park and is a great place to get gifts made by independent makers (free and also on Saturday)

Otherwild LA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Benefit (free)

Snake! Snake! Snakes! are playing at The Hi Hat with Bogan Via

 

Aug 182016
 

L.A. Drones! ” The Rachel’s Hyperbolic Decay” “Official Video” /// A band from “Subterranean Film”

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/18-8/21/16)-

Thursday

Multimedia artist Niko Solorio is performing at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel as part of their After 5 event (free with reservation)

Mavis Staples is playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with The Suffers

For The Broad’s Doll Parts film series this week they are showing Luther Price’s Clown and Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (House)

Today is the first day of Echo Park Rising- a free all ages music and local business event taking place at different venues throughout the weekend. Tonight’s highlights include The Frights, The Regrettes, and Pale Blue at the Echoplex. Consider getting the VIP tix to skip the lines, have easy bar access and get a goodie grab bag-$30 for the whole festival, $11.50 per day

Guns N’ Roses are playing at Dodger Stadium (also Friday)

Friday

PJ Harvey is playing at The Fonda Theatre

Guided by Voices are playing at the Teragram Ballroom (also Saturday) with Broncho

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include Chastity Belt and Ducktails at The Echo and Roses and Colleen Green at Taix. Full schedule here

Saturday

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include L.A. Drones at the Echoplex; Feels, Froth, La Luz, and Bleached on the Liberty Stage; So Many Wizards at Stories Books & Cafe; and Kolars at Taix. Full schedule here

Muse til Midnight, LACMA’s late night event, is teaming up with Rhonda Int’l for this installment

Parquet Courts are playing the Regent Theater

The movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is 2001: A Space Odyssey

Chinatown Summer Nights is back with bands, DJs, a beer garden, a magician, cooking demonstrations, a market and more, all free

Sunday

LA writer Marisela Norte will be in conversation with artist and friend Gronk at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Peach Kelli Pop are opening for Audacity at The Smell

It’s the last day of Echo Park Rising and highlights include The Lovely Bad Things and Meatbodies at The Echoplex and Billy Changer and So Many Wizards at Spacedust. Full schedule here

Jun 022016
 

Joywave- Somebody New

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/2-6/5/16)-

Thursday

Joywave are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Teenage Wrist

For MOCA’s free program Fugitive Thought, professional actors will read from texts commissioned for the exhibition- storefront: Public Fiction: The Poet and The Critic- within the galleries in a performance directed by artist Stanya Kahn (free)

Family bookstore is having a talk, signing and screening for artist Takeshi Murata’s new book

At the Drive-In are playing with Le Butcherettes at the Hollywood Palladium

Gold Panda is playing at The Echoplex

Friday

The Natural History Museum’s First Friday event returns with live music from Health and YACHT

Sage Projects is hosting an Evening Closing Party and Outdoor Projections Series– featuring work by Charlotte Patterson

Hammer Museum is having a launch party for The Hammer Student Association (made up of UCLA undergrad students) arts journal- GRAPHITE Issue VII (free and attendees will receive a free copy)

The new super group Prophets of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real, and DJ Lord) are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with tickets on sale at 10 am on 6/2 at the box office

Venice Beach is having their Pride Celebration with a block party and sign lighting

Power 106 is hosting Powerhouse 2016 at the Honda Center with performances by Chance the Rapper, YG, Big Sean, Fat Joe and Remy Ma and Yo Gotti

Digitalism are performing at the El Rey Theatre

Saturday

Curator Emily Liebert is in conversation with artist Eleanor Antin for her solo exhibition at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art (free with RSVP)

Explore feminism in science fiction after the screening of British cult film Devil Girl from Mars (1954) at Clockshop in Frogtown

The Museum of Broken Relationships officially opens in the old Frederick’s of Hollywood space on Hollywood Blvd.

Broncho are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Trashcan Sinatras are playing at the Troubadour

Sunday

Check out the first day of artist Amanda Parer’s outdoor installation Intrude, consisting of giant lit up white rabbits at three downtown Los Angeles locations, presented by Arts Brookfield

La Luz are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Annenberg Space for Photography with Logo Documentary Films is screening Out of Iraq, a film about an Iraqi soldier and a U.S. translator who fall in love and are forced to flee the country. A discussion and Q&A with the directors, producers and subjects of the film will follow ($10)

Robyn Hitchcock is playing at Largo

All weekend

It’s the 11th Annual Lummis Day, a festival that takes place around Northeast LA, which features an opening night film presentation at Occidental College, performances at Sycamore Grove Park, a fish themed parade and more

Feb 262015
 

La Luz- Call Me in the Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/26-3/1)-

Thursday

Artist and critic Lorraine O’Grady,  probably most famous for her first performance piece Mlle Bourgeoise Noire,  is giving a free talk at MOCA Grand Ave- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-lorraine-ogrady-2/

Mayor Garcetti’s favorite movie is Airplane!? When Zócalo and KCRW asked him to pick a movie to screen at The Million Dollar Theater, this comedy classic was his selection. Tonight he’ll be there along with Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker (the trio who directed, wrote, and produced Airplane!) to discuss it after the film (free with registration)- http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=57931

Dan Snaith aka Caribou is playing three nights at the Fonda Theatre starting tonight- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/255148

Cathedrals are playing with Empires, LANY, and Rush Midnight at the Echo (advanced
tickets are sold out but there may be tickets at the door)- http://www.theecho.com/event/733021-popshop-west-028-cathedrals-los-angeles/

Friday

Seattle band La Luz are at the Bootleg HiFi with The Shivas and The Lovely Bad Things- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=189118&cart

If you haven’t seen the fascinating Los Angeles Plays Itself, why not check it out for free in Union Station, one of the many iconic locations seen in the film clips. Q&A with the director will follow- http://www.metro.net/about/union-station/#/?i=5

King Tuff is playing with Sonny and the Sunsets for CouchTrippin’ 2015: Los Angeles which will also have live art and Lagunitas beer- free with RSVP at Mack Sennett Studios- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/couchtrippin-2015-los-angeles-tickets-15411475137

Jon Brion is playing at Largo = http://www.largo-la.com/event/758633-jon-brion-los-angeles/

Craft Spells are at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/737163-craft-spells-los-angeles/

Saturday

The area around Santa Monica and Highland has gradually become its own arts district and ForYourArt is hosting A Hollywood Walk of Art: The Awards Shows– a free self guided tour of the area (and a few other Hollywood galleries) with events that include free donuts at Donut Time- http://www.foryourart.com/theawardsshows/

Robert Williams will be discussing his exhibition SLANG! Aesthetics at The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/01/02/robert-williams-slang-aesthetics-20-years-influence-juxtapoz/

Sunday

Dengue Fever are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3228/

Composer and musician William Basinski performs his latest concert-length ambient soundscape The Deluge (2014) at MOCA Grand Ave (free)- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-03-01

No Joy, Nightmare Air, and Flaamingos are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/721651-no-joy-nightmare-air-los-angeles/